You should be able to find a 2GB for under $50...maybe under $40 if you look hard enough. Has a built in clip as well as an fm tuner.
I prefer clip players over ones to use with armbands while working out. They're smaller but still fairly easy to use "on the run." I find armbands to be cumbersome if I want to make changes (volume, playlist, radio, etc). That said, I do use a larger player (iPod Touch) for the majority of my workouts (walking, elliptical trainer) but I do not use an armband. I place it on the machine, use an unfashionable fanny pack, and on longer walks (over 6 miles) I put it in a pocket on my Camelpak. I still have easy access to controls. If I do weights, rowing machine , or run on treadmill or outdoors I do switch to a clip player.
I am looking to buy an Flash MP3 player for my mother in law for mother's day. I am looking to spend $50-100. It doesnt need to play movies, but I would like to find one with a FM tuner. 1GB of memory should be plenty of space.
I wanted to get opinions on armbands vs clips vs pocket for use with working out and running. It appears that is the major difference between the different types. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.